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‘ShankShack’ Garage Floor Gets a Custom-Coated Glow Up

When a social media influencer opted to design a new car shop, he needed something more durable and customizable than epoxy flooring, all with superior performance. His team ultimately chose to broadcast custom glow flakes into a clear polyaspartic coating

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Concrete Industry Succeeding With Sustainable Solutions

There are many facets of sustainability within the concrete industry, and industry organizations, associations, and individual companies all have a role to play in ensuring that sustainability goals and targets are established and achieved.

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Top Tips for Concrete Flooring Preparation

Even as a resilient material, concrete flooring won’t last if isn’t properly prepared. Dave Bigham, global director of training for National Flooring Equipment, explains how coatings contractors can effectively prepare concrete during their surface preparation work.

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Sustainable Solutions for the Built Environment

Job Coenen, AkzoNobel’s sustainability program manager and a strategic global corporate advisory board member of the World Green Building Council, explains how sustainable solutions for the built environment can address many of the challenges of producing more green buildings.

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Metallic Epoxy Floors: Truths, Lies, and Offering an Honest Solution

Jon Kopp, owner and operator of Quality Epoxy, explains the strengths and limitations of metallic epoxy floors and what his company has learned after seven years of offering this type of coating solution to clients. Among Kopp’s concerns are a lack of installer knowledge and education.

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Specialty System: Keeping Cool in a Hot Aussie Environment

When Chemcote Specialty Coatings took on a job at an aluminum refinery in Gladstone, Australia, the contractor was tasked with providing a protective system to a newly constructed concrete bund, which surrounded a storage tank containing 98 percent sulfuric acid.

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CoatingsPro Seeks Nominations for 2024 Contractor Awards

As of now, CoatingsPro Magazine’s eighth annual Contractor Awards Program is open for submissions! CoatingsPro, which takes a real-world look at the coatings industry, uses this program to showcase projects and crews demonstrating excellence in the commercial and industrial high-performance coatings sectors.

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Never Again: Paint Comes Off the Walls in Sheets

Just as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, the best coating systems are only as good as the substrate to which they are applied. In this case, a soft joint compound was easy to apply and sand and had a smooth, uniform finish, but it was a poor substrate to apply additional material.

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Improving Concrete Prep Productivity on Large-Scale Projects

People need to travel every day, so how can asset owners effectively repair infrastructure without disrupting daily life? Tom Dunn, vice president of sales at National Flooring Equipment, explores the role of surface preparation in large outdoor applications.

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Jake Andrews Leads Family Business Into Epoxy Flooring

Saulnier Floors, Inc. began operations in 1951 as a hardwood flooring specialist near Boston, Mass. While remaining family owned, the company has grown from a two-man shop to what is now the largest flooring company in Boston’s North Shore.